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As of 15/July/2015, All belay and ab tat in very good condition, although the stack side Gear for The Tyrolean could do with some work. I can relate to his material as it's just a group of friends who seem to be genuinely nice people enjoying a good climb. > I would be in favour as something has to be left there in order to retreat. I'm planning to head up there this weekend so I can let you know then if that's not too late.. > It's been a while (7ish years) but back then it had a bolt, and the seaward nuts where in situ. The climbing on Am Buachaille was dirtier and the rock was a little less solid but not by much. Interestingly they too climb the same line in the video as we did in P3 with a similar runout, and they make P1 look very hard, which may support our feeling of it to be undergraded. I was massively disappointed when I turned up in 2011 and found a bolt and in situ Tyrolean. This week's Friday Night Video follows the story of Sean 'Stanley' Leary's journey to scatter his wife's ashes. > Not necessarily so, the anchor can be retrieved and the last man can get back whilst staying dry at all states of the tide. The Old Man of Stoer: It’s an hour’s walk from Stoer Lighthouse to see this natural colonnade in the sea - See 27 traveler reviews, 34 candid photos, and great deals for Stoer, UK, at … The site will continue to be mainly funded by a subtle level of outdoor-only advertising but we now need extra support to ensure we can continue to provide the UKC that we all know and love. I seem to recall this came up a while back and some people got quite cross. > I really do think someone should just put a couple of bolts in either side. David told UKC: Further information about sea-stacks can be found here in these articles from UKC. Discover 28 holiday homes and holiday rentals to book online for your Old Man of Stoer, Lairg trip. To climb The Old Man of Stoer. All rights reserved. VS 5a, 4b, 4c. Not all devices are eligible for credit. You can help us by becoming a UKC Supporter. This iconic 60m (200ft) sea stack is situated on the beautiful northwest coast of Scotland. A short video about climbing the super-classic Old Man of Stoer sea stack in the Far North West of Scotland. I led all 6 pitches clean, placing my own gear as I climbed. The seaward side had a fairly dodgy looking peg that didn't exactly inspire confidence. Old Man of Stoer: cette aiguille se trouve non loin du village de Stoer. Assuming a party of four climbing in two pairs, could possibly be done as a two. I loved the fact there was nothing in situ for us to use for the traverse, hope it stays that way! The Old Man of Stoer – Original Route . If the sea is calm it is just possible to boulder-hop across the 9m channel at low water springs but in more normal conditions a tyrolean is required. Climbing the Old Man of Stoer in Scotland. It is the most crowded between 10 am and 3 pm. Please help UKClimbing continue to provide varied and free content by becoming an official UKC Supporter. We just used trad gear. Why do you think it is appalling in comparison to tat left at the top? Brings it back! All in all the stack could do with a good clean up. Triple Sea Stack Success for Blind Climber Red Széll, Second Ascent of Historic Dùn Briste Sea Stack by Iain Miller. So far, all we've asked of you is that you visit and interact with the site but we are in uncertain times. It's a bit strange, there's not exactly an absence of gear placements. The walk leading to the last point of the edge from where you can see the southern west side of the Stoer. Informations sur le topo North West Highlands-Orkney. It would be much cleaner and safer. The Old Man of Storr is located on the Trotternish Loop, 7 miles north of Portree. Brilliant! Old man of Stoer Hiking trail in Culkein, Scotland (United Kingdom). Guess who landed that job... Top tip - try to not end up having to swim the channel when it's like this: Good effort, I wussed out and got my mate to do it, it was a bloody freezing day as well. Funny isn't it, all these vids by brands about adventure yet nothing quite comes even close to Dave Linnets stuff. 3. Ironically the day before our ascent it had rained non-stop for 24 hours, but the skies magically cleared overnight and the warm sun dried off the rock very quickly so even the notoriously damp and greasy 5a first pitch traverse was bone dry. Either that or a Inn Pin style chain but that would be quite big and unsightly. Met Office weather radar, satellite and synoptic charts. Without that a short swim is necessary to cross a deep channel. Must have completely missed the bolt. 15-year-old French climber Oriane Bertone has climbed Super Tanker (Font 8B+) at Cuvier Rempart in Fontainebleau, France. Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. English: Climbing Rubbish, Old Man of Stoer. This is climbing it by the Original Route, which was first climbed in 1966 by the legendary Tom Patey. Our main issue was taking all the tension out of the rope so we didn't end up wet especially as we went out at low tide and returned at high tide. News This can be in a small way or in a larger package that includes discounted products from our sister-publishing company Rockfax. The Landward Face HVS/VS 4c on Am Buachaille was my favourite - while the stack was logistically a bit more of a challenge to get at and away from, I really enjoyed the climbing and the wonderful location. ', 'Hopefully it will inspire a few folks to head to the beautiful Sutherland region of Scotty and climb on one of the great sea stacks of the UK!'. > Aye well, someone has to get the tyrolean in the other side first. I found the climbing on the Original Route VS 5a on the Old Man of Stoer tough in places, particularly the initial greasy traverse. It can also be easily backed up when you get across. Media in category "Old Man of Stoer" The following 20 files are in this category, out of 20 total. Second came over on Tyrolean. I led all 6 pitches clean, placing my own gear as I climbed. Not been back since. (26 comments) I've voted for 450 photos, average vote 3.4. You can show your support in one of two ways; both come with rewards, and one includes discounted products from Rockfax. 'Often with sea stacks you can sacrifice a bit of quality, what with the associated guano, vegetation plus loose rock for the sake of adventure, but this is certainly not the case with this sandstone-tastic Torridonian beauty and it is absolute angel delight to climb. I found the climbing on the Original Route VS 5a on the Old Man of Stoer tough in places, particularly the initial greasy traverse. In reply to. Of course only works because if the stack. Day 4: Climb the Old Man of Stoer The sea stack is a popular rock climbing destination and was first climbed in 1966. David Linnett shared the video in the UKC of their ascent of Old Man of Stoer via Original Route. You can show your support in one of two ways; both come with rewards, and one includes discounted products from Rockfax. But why didn't you film the crossing to set up the tyrolean? The Old Man of Stoer and the point. Regarded by some as being the finest of the 3 old men this is an exhilarating route with impressive situations. Alpine Training; Team Away; Contact. Before doing route we took off all back up on stack and left rope doubled so it could be pulled from landside. Full of wit and great stories. > Yep that's what I meant as well, maybe someone chopped it? This can be in a small way or in a larger package that includes discounted products from our sister-publishing company Rockfax. Restrictions and limitations may apply. Fred is pulled across until he is over the landward side at which point he lowers himself to the ground. It even had a half rope hanging down the face which we removed. The first Blind Lead the Old Man of Hoy, off Orkney, Scotland. I'd hate to have the same thing happen on Am Buachaille! That was one of those rare days when everything went according to plan – the weather was perfect on our first day in the area, there was a rope in place for the tyrolean traverse so we didn’t have to get wet, and the route gave four pitches of superb VS climbing. The people on the landward side then pull the Tyrolean rope, ideally through a pulley or similar attached to one of the anchors they used to set up the Tyrolean. There is a static rope rapped around a block on the landward side (just a couple meters), but it needs backing up as its not really pointing in the right direction. Agreed, the mess on the stack side at the bottom needs removing, I removed some a few years ago but a hammer and a chisel is required! Download its GPS track and follow the itinerary on a map. Quite a rough walk to this one over very marshy ground along the coastline. Click to search for photos of climbers called Trangia.. Click to list photo comments written by me. Aye well, someone has to get the tyrolean in the other side first. Do you think the chain on the Inn Pin is also Appalling? What are your thoughts on a bolted anchor at the top? Visit the link at the bottom. Really? It would never even have occurred to me to look to be honest, unless I'd known about it ahead of time. paid off today for Dan, Kev & I, as we made an ascent of the fantastic Old Man of Stoer sea stack. Plenty of places to stick trad gear to set it up and the faffing around is part of the adventure of the route! The stack climbing guide to Britain. This is the route Original Route on Old Man of Stoer in Sutherland, Scotland. Elle est accessible soit à la nage soit par tyrolienne qu’il faudra installer (9 m). Climbed this and Am Buachaille over the last week. Please don't stop making these films. Barry Harper - 18/Jul/15: All belay/ab tat in very good nick as of 20JUL2013, probably due to recent filming here. The Old Man of Stoer He stayed on The List for over 30 years before I came back to climb him with Carolyn Lyness in 2005. The liberal chucking of climbing equipment on this natural feature saddened me. Name: Old Man of Stoer, Highland Place type: Island Location: Grid Ref: NC 0166 3528 • X/Y co-ords: 201667, 935286 • Lat/Long: 58.26139832,-5.38253088 Old Man of Stoer weather forecast updated daily. The Landward Face HVS/VS 4c on Am Buachaille was my favourite - while the stack was logistically a bit more of a challenge to get at and away from, I really enjoyed the climbing and the wonderful location. Furthermore, there’s sites where you can observe different “thrusts”, where one tectonic plate has been forced over another. With an "exciting scramble" for the descent followed by a tasty Tyrolean Traverse for maximum adrenaline flow, the classic VS 5a Original Route comprises 5 magical pitches of superbly rough grained climbing nirvana to the top of this 60 metre high behemoth. Daves work has got better and better - fun and great spirit. Click to view Trangia's gallery. People removing the destroyed tat before adding more would make a huge difference as well. This is the route Original Route on Old Man of Stoer in Sutherland, Scotland. A very fine video, though if you wish to onsight the route, you had better refrain watching it! It was a tragic but very Patey-esque accident. Located in the region of Sutherland, on the west coast of the Scottish highlands, the fabulous rock formation known as the Old Man of Stoer stands along the cliffs hit by the waves of the North Atlantic. One of my best ever days out. 2015-dec-02 - The Old Man of Stoer is a 60 metres high sea stack of Torridonian sandstone in Sutherland, Scotland. Hard to say really. Why stop there. Outdoors I’ve bagged The Old Man of Stoer and various other, mostly coastal, climbs in Dorset, East and West Scotland and Sardinia. One short ab then a longer one led directly to the rope mid channel (free hanging abseil so get it right ). I seem to recall this came up a while back and some people got quite cross. Mystery solved! So either the rusted crappy pieces needed to be regularly replaced or something longer lasting and discreet could be put in. https://www.flickr.com/photos/7538425@N05/7716463394/. 2. At 80 and truly inspirational he returns with young British climber Leo Houlding to tackle the Old Man once again. Guided Winter Walking; Winter Skills Course; Winter Climbing; The Cuillin Ridge. It made me ashamed to have once been part of the climbing fraternity. In that case there is no excuse for any messy tat, let alone a bolt..... As of Friday when I was there, the only in situ gear was a rotten cluster of tat/pegs on the seaward side. On top of that there’s Torridonian sandstone (almost 1 billion years old), Moinian schist and Durness limestone. Currently the worst mess is the tyrolean anchor on the stack. © UKClimbing Limited. Always wanted to climb The Old Man of Stoer? > Yep that's what I ment as well, maybe someone chopped it? I think on a good day it would feel easier. The Old Man of Stoer is a 60-metre-high (200 ft) sea stack of Torridonian sandstone in Sutherland, Scotland, close to villages of Culkein and Stoer and the nearby … In the post morning rainstorm damp it felt quite full on. If a bolted lower off was put in would it get removed? Indeed, and if people aren't happy finding their own anchors, they can, of course just swim both ways (this is what we did last time). Rev Farquhar Matheson, minister of the parish from 1920, served as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland in 1939. Sadly Patey dies at the young age of 38 whilst abseiling from ‘The Maiden’ a Scottish sea stack. Current conditions, warnings and historical records The walking is rough but the coastal scenery impressive; the return is over a low hill with fantastic views in clear weather. As an added bonus we were very lucky to have a perfect day of weather with glorious sunshine and light winds, so even Arnie the Drone took to the skies to have a buzz around the bay. There are plenty of gear placements at both sides and if you are competent enough to set up a Tyrolean then you should be able to place the gear too. > Why do you think it is appalling in comparison to tat left at the top? I would happily sea a bolted lower off from the top though. Check out what is happening on The Old Man of Stoer (note there is an unresolved system issue where ascents logged before 2010 are not displayed in the stream below). > Do you think the chain on the Inn Pin is also Appalling? To… The side of the stack is much worse. Do not pull the abseil ropes. I brew a cup of coffee and then sit back to watch David's video's, it's like being there and in some cases I have been, no nonsense or bull just plain honest to goodness climbing with a bit of wild life and fantastic Drone shots thrown in, I just can't get enough. I seem to recall this came up a while back and some people got quite cross. You must be at least 18 years old to be eligible to trade in for credit or for an Apple Store Gift Card. Trips can be arranged to climb the Old Man of Stoer and other fantastic climbing in the area if you operate more at the VS level. ID3 ITRCK 1TYER 2016TENC$@Fraunhofer IIS MP3 v04.01.02 (fast)ÿûà@ û‰;A†Csœq‡y1(nJp ƒ bÀ ¦P § À ²%™Ø X¹Ã‹ï4Ëÿÿ ² b鱈 ÷vb ¦÷°} ›Uûhï ÝŒ ç qâ†;ä)…ÚSß½¤ß?¼$¼W¤ÚSû» First person swims across, sets up Tyrolean anchor on the stack, others tension it on the landward side and then cross. > I would be in favour as something has to be left there in order to retreat. The "Attachment Point" is just any number of cracks at ground level you can use that'll take trad gear. August 2015. Explore Old Man of Stoer in Lairg with Expedias guide! Show your support UKC Supporter badge on your profile and forum posts. David Linnett shared the video in the UKC of their ascent of Old Man of Stoer via Original Route. Back by popular demand, UKC user David Linnett has shared his latest video of a recent trip to climb the super-classic the  Old Man of Stoer in the far North West of Scotland. There is car parking just below Stoer lighthouse. Based out of El Chaltén, Stanley, Cedar Wright and Renan Ozturk go hunti... Trevor Ponting made a career for himself as a professional skater and snowboarder in the '80s and '90s, before meeting his wife and adding rock climbing to his CV. A visit to the Old Man of Stoer, a spectacular sea-stack. Just wanting to check what the attachment point on the landward side of the Tirolean traverse currently is. Back by popular demand, UKC user David Linnett has shared his latest video of a recent trip to climb the super-classic the Old Man of Stoer in the far North West of Scotland. The best times to visit are early in the morning and later in the day. I would rather a bolted anchor as I believe it would be far more discreet than the mounds of tat that get left behind. It is then possible to pull the ropes, unfortunately one of them will get wet but it beats a repeat swim at the end of the day. Not necessarily so, the anchor can be retrieved and the last man can get back whilst staying dry at all states of the tide. A tyrolean rope is often left in place enabling a dry approach. 22.08.14 : Sutherland, Scotland, UK. Non of it's stupid grades, it's just a great watch and inspires adventure. The Lewisian gneiss (pictured below) is around 3 billion years old, making it the oldest in Europe. I also removed the insitu Tyrolean. I would be in favour as something has to be left there in order to retreat. Looks calmer than the day that we decided we weren’t that desperate to climb. Expect it to be very busy. Featuring up-to-date information on top attractions, hotels nearby, travel tips and more. However it does hold. Three people go back across the Tyrolean and release the tension from it, the person left on the stack (lets call him Fred) releases that end of the Tyrolean rope, removes any gear and then fastens the end of both abseil ropes to the stack end of the Tyrolean rope. 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